Rachel Goh - “What can you expect? ”


Rachel Goh

Rachel has travelled from Singapore to study Psychology at the University of Otago. She is often seen running around campus juggling various commitments. 

Read more about the International events at Otago. Jump to: International Food Festival, International Welcoming Night & International Sports DayInternational Cultural Carnival & International Gala Night

My friends describe me in a multitude of ways. Some are nice adjectives, and some are not-so-nice adjectives (I do hope they are joking regarding the latter). But one of the things that really stood out for me was when a friend described me as someone “who is on Redbull and constantly on the go”. While I would like to point out that I don’t drink caffeinated drinks, this descriptive phrase is more or less true.


For the past five years, I have not really stopped butting my head into most International matters at Otago haha. It has been all systems go from the moment I was roped into Otago Singapore Club (OSC) in 2011 by my best friend Caroline till this year as the OUSA International Officer.

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I have learned more about myself at International than anywhere else – be it through self-development training at OUSA, caring for others, learning how to speak up about important matters, learning from criticism or working with people from different backgrounds etc.  It has also been interesting to see the inner workings of International events, sitting on board meetings, and making friends with people from different International clubs.